We’re making soap all week! And each how-to has a matching video lesson!
Melt-and-pour soaps look even more beautiful when you swirl two colors together. To follow along as we make these soaps, check out our video lesson How To Make Swirled Seashell Soaps at Curious.com (Curious will ask for your email to join for free. It’s totally worth it!)
5 ounces white shea butter soap base*
5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
5 drops turquoise soap color
Seashells candy mold
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle
2 Pyrex cups
1. Using a sharp knife, cut the soap base into cubes. Place 2 1/2 cubes in one Pyrex cup and melt in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stop and stir with a chopstick, then heat on high for ten seconds, checking and repeating until melted. Repeat to melt the other 2 1/2 cubes in the other Pyrex cup.
2. Mix in 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, then 5 drops of turquoise color in one cup. Leave the other cup of melted soap white.
3. Pour both colors into one of the seashells in the mold at same time, then gently swirl with the toothpick. Do not over stir, leave swirls. Immediately spritz the surface of the soap with alcohol to release any bubbles. Take your time to fill each shell. Reheat the soap in the Pyrex cups if it cools. When you have filled all the shell molds, let the soap cool for about an hour or until cool to the touch.
4. Once the soap has set, turn the mold over and gently unmold the soaps. If the soaps don’t release easily, place the mold in the freezer for 15 minutes and try again.
*We filled our soap mold with water to measure what amount of soap base to use. If you are using a different mold, just measure your mold with water and use half that amount for each color.